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New School Year 2023 

Rahara N.S. is actively enrolling, prospective parents of students can download an admissions application by clicking here:


Applications can be emailed to

or posted to Rahara N.S., Athleague rd, Rahara, Co. Roscommon F42XR20.

Take a look at our school by clicking on the link below

Welcome to Rahara National School!

Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Rath Aradh.

We extend a warm welcome to you and your child. It is our aim that your child will be extremely happy in our school and will achieve their full potential. There is a strong sense of community and a high level of cooperation between staff, pupils and parents.

Our school is situated in County Roscommon in the 'Heart of Ireland'. Thank you for taking the time to visit us. We hope you enjoy our website. To learn more about our school please click on the links. We are always delighted to hear feedback from people who view our site.

Please feel free to mail your comments and suggestions to

Thank you.

Happy New Year - 2023

Rahara N.S. will reopen at 9:00 on Thursday 5th January 2023. 

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Thursday.

  • All pupils can enter through the main door.
  • School will finish at 3:00 on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th
  • Afterschool will recommence on Monday 9th January and finish at 4:30 each day.
  • There will be no Afterschool on Friday's 

Enrolment for New School Year 2023 - 2024

If your child is scheduled to start school in September 2023 or if you are contemplating changing schools, please come and visit Rahara NS. We have a lot to offer including a Afterschool Club which runs, Monday-Thursday until 4:30pm!

To give you a flavour of life in Rahara National School, please visit the 'News' section of our website. Scroll down to see all that happens - it is a busy place! If you have any queries or require further details, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Check out our school Newsletters, Facebook page for all the latest information on all the wonderful goings on in Rahara National School.

Upcoming Events

Wellbeing Week

Pupils will be taking part in Wellbeing & Active Schools week activities between 24th - 28th April

Road Safety Authority

The RSA will visit our school on Wednesday 26th of May to carry out safety workshops with both the junior & senior rooms

Schools Closures

  • School will be closed on Monday 1st May for the Bank Holiday weekend. 
  • School will be closed on Monday 15th May for teacher training for the New Primary Language Curriculum.
  • School will be closed on Monday 5th June for the Bank Holiday Weekend
  • School will close at 12:00 on Thursday 8th June for teacher training for the New Primary Curriculum.
  • School will close at 12:00 on Friday 23rd June for the summer holidays

Europe Day

Pupils will take part in Europe Day and raise our new European Flag to celebrate Ireland's membership of the European Union over the last 50 years

First Holy Communion

1st Holy Communion will take place in Rahara Church on Sunday 14th May at 10:00 mass. Refreshments afterwards in our school hall

Cycyle Right Workshops

Cycle Right will carry out four cycling workshops on the following dates (Could all pupils with bicycles please bring them to school if possible on the second, third and final workshop):

  • Tuesday 23rd of May - Cycling theory
  • Tuesday 30th May - Cycling 
  • Friday 9th June - Cycling
  • Friday 16th June - Cycling

Green Schools Award Ceremony

Ms. Watson & 6th class pupils will attend the Green Schools Award Ceremony on Wednesday 24th May to collect our 10th Green Schools Award in Hodson Bay Hotel.

Standardised Testing

Standardised Testing will take place on the week commencing 29th May 2023. Please ensure that your child attends schools to complete the testing.

School Tour

All pupils will go to Athlone TUS for their school tour with Let's Go on Tuesday 6th June from 9:30 - 3:15

Roscommon Library Van

Roscommon Library Van will visit our school on Tuesday 20th June at 11:00

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Latest News

A Grand Day indeed! This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2023. The theme for the week is "Walking together in Faith and Love”. Rahara NS was filled with excitement today as we celebrated Grandparents Day. Thank you to all grandparents for playing such a special part in the lives of our pupils 💕 Well done the children for all their preparations for such a special day 😊

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